February 2011 Archives
There was outrage when Lady Gaga turned up to the MTV Music Video Awards ceremony wearing an outfit made of meat, but it seems she's started something of a trend.
The dress is made entirely of Parma Ham which is a PDO (Protected Designation of Origin) product protected by European Union law which ensures that it can only be produced in the designated area near Parma and using specified artisan methods.
The dress took two weeks to make and is the star piece of Chong's new collection of miniature dresses recreating Gaga's most popular looks.
A press release from the Consorzio del Prosciutto di Parma suggests the dress highlights the creativity and versatility of Parma Ham.
Hmmm...I think I'll stick to eating it.
If you haven't tried the third option, now's your chance as Makro has announced the launch of Skorppio Vodka, a premium vodka with an edible scorpion in the bottle, 'edible' being an adjective I never anticipated using with 'scorpion'.
The brand originates from Spain but the vodka is produced and bottled in the UK and will be available exclusively at Makro until March.
The scorpions used are raised in Mexico in a clean, pesticide-free environment, especially for human consumption, with the venom removed so they are - for those who want to pretend they're on I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here - completely safe to eat.
"Scorpions are considered a delicacy in many countries around the world," says Hannes Floto, MD of Makro UK. "Vodka containing a scorpion is often used by bartenders to make jugs of cocktails, with the drinker who gets the scorpion in their glass considered to be the lucky recipient."
Really??? Personally, I'll feel victimised.